And the Helpless Sinner

Matthew 11:27 “…no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.”

There are two words in this verse of scripture that overwhelm the believer’s heart—and he.  If not for these words then all would be excluded from ever knowing the God of all grace.  The words and he could just as well be interpreted ‘and the helpless sinner’ for the natural man is unable to know God apart from the revelation of Jesus Christ.  Adam secured for every man, a gulf between God and man, which none but Christ could cross.  We may imagine a god.  We may worship a god with all sincerity.  But unless the living God quickens the dead by his Spirit, giving life where there was no life, then we are like men groping about in darkness.  The revelation of the triune God in the face of who we are and what we were, is the very reason why every true believer bows in complete submission ever thankful for God’s grace to helpless sinners.

Clay Curtis